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Public Land Survey Marks
Description:
Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.
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Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.

There is a new tool for Google Earth for mapping out the PLSS here is the link

PLSS in Google Earth

These are comprised of private survey marks, local government survey marks, boundary poles, private property lines, cairns, rock paint marks, notched boulders, and many more. They can commonly be found defining townships, subdivisions of townships, park boundaries, federal property boundaries, etc.

This category can also include boundary marks and survey marks accomplished by private survey companies used in redefining property lines and construction projects.

If you find a USGS benchmark, then please file it in the US Benchmarks category or other appropriate benchmark category.

More information of survey marks can be found at: PLSS in Wikipedia

Here are pictures and diagrams of what some of these marks look like:

The above plaque is for townshipping. This metal map is divided into 6x6, 1 mile squares; thus the 36 sections of a township. The nail or remaining hole shows you where you are in the township. There is almost always a stone monument near this:

Above is one of the PLSS monuments. In some cases benchmarks have been or are being placed at these stone monuments.

The smallest the plaques will be divided is a 1/16 corner; that is 1/16 of a 1 mile section; or 40 acre corners which equals .250 miles. Private surveyors usually make the smaller ones.

Next to this monument is usually a bearing tree and witness tree (or two witness trees), or even a sign. Scars on the trees will indicate bearing. Here is a witness post:

Here are diagrams of scared trees:

 

There are also several different ways corner marks are represented. These can be chiseled rocks, painted marks, ribbons, wooden posts, cairns, and more:

 

Instructions for Posting a Public Land Survey Marks Waymark:
Post a close up picture of the survey mark. Also post at least one picture of the area giving reference to where the mark is in the immediate area. No GPS photos in the waymark description/photos. Please provide detailed information regarding its location and any specifics of the land it is defining.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit. If you have additional information about the survey mark which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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PLSS quarter corner set by General Land Office, Thomas C. Judkins in 1881

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E C-05

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS center quarter corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E C-07

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/16/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Record T14S R9E E-07

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/16/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Record T14S R9E C-09

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/15/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E B-09

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/15/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E B-08

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E A-08

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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A small survey disk in the sidewalk in front of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/13/2016

last visited: never

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This stone marked the eastern boundary of Leeds in Medieval times.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/12/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E A-07

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/4/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS amended monument set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No. 0575

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/4/2016

last visited: never

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Historic Borderstone Netherlands - Germany Oldenkotte dated 1766

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member madelief24

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 4/4/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E A-03

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/3/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS standard corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Records T13S R8E Z-25 and T14S R9E A-01

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/3/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Record T13S R8E X-25

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/3/2016

last visited: never

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Chiseled "F" Right-Of-Way Monument in Franklin, TN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/2/2016

last visited: never

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This is the Initial Point from which all land surveys (township and range) are measured. There is only one of these in New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member roland505

location: New Mexico

date approved: 3/30/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS section corner set by General Land Office, Thomas C. Judkins in 1881; National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No. 1767

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/29/2016

last visited: never

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The circle in the center of this monument is the center of Spain and is used for many surveying points.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

date approved: 3/28/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No. 0573

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location: Oregon

date approved: 3/26/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS section corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Record T13S R9E V-5

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location: Oregon

date approved: 3/26/2016

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Record T13S R9E V-3

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location: Oregon

date approved: 3/26/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by General Land Office, Thomas C. Judkins in 1881; National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No. 1167

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/25/2016

last visited: never

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U. S. General Land Office Survey 1911 T18 SR 26E is located at the intersection of E. Rainbows End Trail and S. Western Hills Rd. S15 - S14 / S22 - S23 is also stamped on the marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member outwest63

location: Arizona

date approved: 3/17/2016

last visited: never

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